Giuseppe Bausilio

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Giuseppe Bausilio
Giuseppe Bausilio.jpg
Bausilio in 2012
Born (1997-06-20) June 20, 1997 (age 20)
Bern, Switzerland
Occupation Actor, dancer, singer
Years active 2006–present
Website www.GiuseppeBausilio.com

Giuseppe Bausilio (born June 20, 1997) is a Swiss actor, dancer, and singer. Bausilio is best known for his portrayal of "Billy" in the Broadway, Chicago, and National Tour productions of Billy Elliot the Musical, as well as his performances as "Race" and "Davey" in the Broadway production of Newsies the Musical.

Career[edit]

Bausilio began his professional career performing in multiple operas and ballets at the Bern Theatre and Theater im Kafigturm in his hometown of Bern, Switzerland.[1][2]

After placing third in a dance competition, Bausilio was invited to audition for the part of "Billy" in Billy Elliot the Musical. After the audition he was cast in the Chicago production of the show along with Cesar Corrales, Tommy Batchelor and J.P. Viernes.[3] He remained with the production through October 10, 2010, at which time he joined the National Tour production of the show.

In May 2011, Bausilio was announced as the next "Billy" in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical replacing the departing Jacob Clemente.[2] Bausilio made his Broadway Debut that July, and remained with the show through November 6, 2011. Bausilio began performances as "Race" in Newsies on October 7th, 2013.[4][5] Giuseppe starred as "Alfie" in Season 4 of The Next Step.

Stage[edit]

Date Production Role Theatre Note
2006
Falstaff
Little Devil[2]
Bern Theatre
Bern, Switzerland
2007
Mazepa
Boy[2]
Sleeping Beauty
The Wolf[2]
2008
Alice in Wonderland
The Rabbit[2]
Theater im Kafigturm
The Nutcracker
Fritz[2]
Bern Theatre
3 April 2010-
10 October 2010
Billy Elliot: The Musical
Billy
Oriental Theatre[6][7]
Chicago, Illinois
30 October 2010-
9 June 2011
Various Theatres
National Tour[8][9][10]
3 July 2011-
6 November 2011
Imperial Theatre[2][11]
Broadway
8 October 2012-
4 November 2012
Spring Awakening
Melchior[12]
TBG Theatre
New York City, New York
7 October 2013-
1 December 2013,
3 June 2014-22 August 2014
Newsies the Musical
Race
Nederlander Theatre
Broadway
31 July 2016-
29 January 2017
Cats
Carbucketty
Neil Simon Theatre
Broadway
March 15, 2017-
Present
Hello, Dolly!
Ensemble
Shubert Theatre
Broadway

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2013 Dead Man Down Teen with Sun Glasses Niels Arden Oplev

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
2016-17 The Next Step Alfie

Awards[edit]

  • Jazz Competition Bern, CH 1st Place[13]
  • Ravenna Youth America Grand Prix World Ballet Competition 2nd Place (2008)[14]
  • Youth America Grand Prix (World Dance Competition) 3rd Place (2009)[15]
  • Concour Le Chausson (Paris Dance Competition), 1st Place (2009)[16]
  • New York Final Youth American Grand Prix World Ballet Competition 3rd Place (2011)[13]
  • Youth America Grand Prix (World Dance Competition) 3rd Place (2011)[17]
  • Youth America Grand Prix (World Dance Competition) 2nd Place (2012)
  • Competition in “LES CHAUSSON D’OR” 2nd Place (2012) (Paris, FR)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Giuseppe Bausilio Will Be Broadway's Next Billy Elliot". Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Giuseppe Bausilio Joins Broadway Cast of BILLY ELLIOT". Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Smith, Sid (9 May 2010). "Meet the boys of 'Billy Elliot'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Play Bill Vault Credits". Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "IBDB Credits". Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tommy Batchelor, Giuseppe Bausilio and Cesar Corrales to Headline Billy Elliot Tour". Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Chicago Production of Billy Elliot Closes Nov. 28; Toronto Is Next Stop". Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Garcia, John. "Theater review: Billy Elliot at Winspear Opera House in Dallas". Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Moore, John. "It's great to be Billy Elliot". Denver Post. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Dicks, Roy C. "'Billy Elliott' at DPAC offers plenty; at times, too much". Archived from the original on 12 December 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Julian Elia Joins Cast of Broadway's BILLY ELLIOT". Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Frank Wedekind's Spring's Awakening, With Giuseppe Bausilio and Lizzy DeClement, Begins Oct. 8". Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "AS Ballett-Diplome und Auszeichnungeng". Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Meet the Billys – Chicago: Billy Elliot the Musical". Archived from the original on 17 September 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "YAGP 2009 YAGP 10th Anniversary New York City Finals Winners". Retrieved 18 March 2012.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 10 (help)
  16. ^ "PALMARES DU CHAUSSON D'OR 2009". Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "YAGP 2011 NY, New York City Finals". Retrieved 18 March 2012.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 10 (help)

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